Ad Council Appoints 18 New Members To Its Board

The Ad Council has appointed 18 new members to its Board of Directors.

With the appointments, nine new companies will join the Board including Allstate, Group Black, H&R Block, Journey, Mars Pet Care, McKinsey & Company, Nextdoor, Salesforce, Whalar.

And two of the newly appointed directors--Jill Cress of H&R Block and Tariq Hassan of McDonald’s USA—are returning to the board.  

The Board is chaired by Jacki Kelley, CEO, Americas, dentsu. Tara Walpert Levy, VP, Americas, Youtube and Diego Scotti, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer at Verizon serve as Vice Chairs.

The full slate of new directors includes:

  • Heidi Andersen, Chief Revenue Officer, Nextdoor
  • Elizabeth Brady, EVP, Chief Marketing, Customer & Communications Officer, Allstate
  • Marc Brodherson, Senior Partner, McKinsey & Company
  • Jill Cress, Chief Marketing & Experience Officer, H&R Block
  • Denise Dresser, Global CRO CMT, Salesforce
  • Jamie Gutfreund, Global Chief Marketing Officer, Whalar
  • Cathy Hackl, Chief Metaverse Officer, Journey
  • Chrissie Hanson, Chief Executive Officer, OMD USA
  • Tariq Hassan, Chief Marketing and Customer Experience Officer, McDonald’s USA
  • Jean-Paul Jansen, Chief Marketing Officer, Mars Pet Care North America
  • Alice McKown, Publisher + Chief Revenue Officer, The Atlantic
  • Travis Montaque, Co-Founder & CEO, Group Black and Founder & CEO of Holler
  • Brett O'Brien, Chief Marketing Officer, Frito-Lay North America
  • James Rooke, President, Comcast Advertising
  • David Roter, VP, Global Solutions, Snap
  • Deb Stambaugh, Chief Marketing Officer, Quantcast
  • Tyler Turnbull, Global CEO, FCB
  • Jennifer Wilson, SVP, Enterprise Brand and Marketing, Lowe’s Companies, Inc.



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